Kurji Holy Family Hospital (KHFH) ,Patna


Identity and Philosophy

 Kurji Holy Family Hospital was founded by the Medical Mission Sisters(MMS),a group of women religious in the catholic church, through the inspiration of their founder Mother (Dr.) Anna Dengel who first came to Padri Ki-Haweli, Patna City in 1939 and it functioned there till 1958. It was shifted to Kurji and formally inaugurated on November  19, 1958 by His Excellency Dr. Zakir Hussain, President of India.

As the years went by,MMS needed other like minded religious groups to continue the healing ministry of Kurji Holy Family Hospital. Thus, in the  year 2000 it became a joint venture in which the MMS and the Sisters of Charity  of Nazareth (SCN) came together to further its mission of healing.  This mission is  continued  with

 Alert and responsive to the signs of the times, the hospital endeavors to respond to the various health needs of the community. The dignity of the human person supersedes all other considerations and there is no discrimination of class, caste, gender or religion. To provide compassionate, quality health care at a low cost is the aim, and the hospital puts all its resources- human, material and spiritual- at the service of the sick and for promotion of health and well being.


“Drawn By God , Partnering In Mission Toward  Fullness Of Health And Empowerment Of All”

MISSION STATEMENT  : The mission of KHFH is to give witness to God’s love, bringing healing and wholeness  by compassionate, quality health care  to the sick , the poor, the marginalized, women and children. This is done through a holistic approach  irrespective of caste, class, creed and gender. The focus being   an ecological balance, empowerment of our people and  justice in the Health Care System. The members are  committed to quality education and promotion of  wholesome values. 
The Hospital History

Kurji Holy Family Hospital (KHFH), Patna is situated on the banks of the river Ganges and adjacent to Sadaquat Ashram, is noted for its highly dedicated team of medical and paramedical personnel, together with a good infrastructure and clean environment that is conducive for healing. Holy Family Hospital had its beginning in Patna City in 1939 by the Medical Mission Sisters.

Dr. Anna Dengel , the foundress of Medical Mission Sisters had a special charism and insight into  and concern for the plight of women. In 1934 Dr. Anna Dengel visited Patna.  Bishop Bernard Sullivan took her on a tour and as they passed by, people called out ” Give us schools and help for the sick”.  Did you hear that?  The Bishop asked Dr. Dengel, “Of course I did” Dr. Dengel replied.  In 1939 three days before Christmas Bishop Sullivan welcomed the Medical Mission sisters to Patna with the message that  ” a poor family is expecting you”.  He took them to the crib at the old cathedral and from that day onwards, taking care of the sick has been the mission of the Sisters in Patna at Padri-Ki-Haveli, Patna City.  The Hospital was very crowded and the dream of having a bigger  hospital – Kurji Holy Family Hospital became a reality on November 19, 1958.  Padri-Ki-Haveli continued as a maternity hospital until 1963. The building was handed over to Mother Theresa’s sisters who run an orphanage and Old People’s home there. 

KHFH today offers specialized care in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, OB/Gynae, Orthopedics, Eye, ENT and Plastic Surgery.  These Departments are supported by well equipped Laboratory with auto analyzers for Bio Chemistry and Haematology, Histopathology,  Blood Bank and Bacteriology, X-ray, Ultrasound with color Doppler, Video Endoscope, which makes the investigations easier and faster. The hospital has well equipped operation theaters with the latest SA-2/RA-2 Electronic Anesthesia Ventilator and open 24 hours for emergencies.  The hospital has computerized the Registration, Admission, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Personnel, Billing, Accounts and Administration Departments.  It has Intensive Care Units for care of critical patients with the necessary equipments for monitoring and care including Ventilator support. The excellent nursing care offered attracts many critical patients to the hospital.  It has a 24 hour casualty service with investigational back up at all times. The hospital has added Naturopathy department from 1980 in its search for alternate methods of healing which are less expensive and less hazardous and non-invasive to patients.

Since 1960’s the hospital has reached out to the people through its Community Health and Rural Development centers (CHRD) in Kurji, Dibra and Maner.  Today the centers in Kurji and Maner offer valuable services to the marginalized sections of our society in collaboration with the Bihar Government, in the areas of Immunization, ANC General Clinics, Leprosy, TB etc. They work with PLWHAs (People living with HIV/AIDS) through Projects funded by CRS and TIDES Foundation. Regular health education at the center and in home visits has promoted better understanding of health among the people. Other programs include School Health, Non-Formal Education, School HIV/AIDS Awareness, Self Help Groups, Girl Child Literacy program. Efforts are made to reach out to the musahar community, the focus being education for their women and children and leadership training for the youth and community.

KHFH is training oriented in all its activities. The School of Nursing began in 1940 at Patna City, later in 1958 it was moved to the present place. A 31/2 year Diploma course in General Nursing & Midwifery and a two year course in Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) recognized by the Indian Nursing Council are conducted. The School of Medical Laboratory Technology started in 1971. Examinations are conducted on all India level by Indian Medical Council.

Intern-houseman programs for the budding doctors, approved by Indian Medical Council and DNB, (Directorate of National Board) Training Program in the departments of Pediatrics, Gynecology and Medicine are also conducted. Besides professional skills, knowledge and competence, importance is given to all around development to make each student a wholesome person. Today KHFH graduates are all over the world, upholding the spirit of Holy Family Hospital.

Kurji Holy Family Hospital management is participative in its nature thus giving opportunities for all the co-workers to be part and parcel of the Hospital vision and philosophy to take care of the sick with competence, love and compassion.  The hospital has a well set up personnel department taking care of its employees numbering close to 560 and provides on-going education programs for development.

The clinical care of the patient is further supported by a well equipped physiotherapy department. The hospital has a good dietary department and a mechanized laundry which takes care of the needs of over 250 patients daily.  The maintenance  department sees to the smooth running of the hospital and the housekeeping staff daily engage themselves in keeping the hospital clean, making it a pleasant place for the patients to stay and move about.  

Today the presence of Kurii Holy Family Hospital in Patna means a broad spectrum of curative and preventive health care services, community development and social welfare programs, training and self help projects that foster the full development of people.


  Services  & Specialties
 A Holistic approach to Health is promoted by combining Modern Allopathic Medicine and Complementary/Alternate  Systems of Medicine in which the person as a whole is considered / treated and not just the particular symptom or complaint.

 List  of  Services 
Medical Systems and Therapies practiced at Kurji Holy Family Hospital:

a)  Allopathy
1.    Medicine 
2.   General Surgery
      3.   Obstetrics and Gynecology
      4.   Pediatrics
      5.  Orthopedics
      6.  Ophthalmology (Eye)
      7.  ENT 
      8.  Neurology
      9.  Cardiology
     10. Nephrology
     11. Dermatology
     12.  Psychiatry
     13. Clinical Psychology
     14.  Anesthesiology
     15.  Radiology
     16.  Pathology
     17.  Plastic surgery

b)Alternative System of Medicine

1. Homeo Drug Energy Transmission

2. Ayurveda

3. Yoga

  Allied therapies:

* Holistic Healing

* Psychotherapy, Counseling

* Stress  Management


* Medicine   – Liver Disease Ward
* Surgery    – Laproscopy
             – E.R.C.P.
             – Endoscopy
* Orthopedic: Hip Replacement
*Eye        : Phaco Surgery
*Cardiology : Pace Maker  –  Temporary
            : Pace Maker-  Permanent

Special services

* Bone Density ( BMD )
* Blood Bank
* ICU- Pediatric- Incubator Facility
*ICU- Medical
*ICU –Surgical
*Day care
*MODERN Operation Theater,
    Delivery Room, New Born Nursery.

*Vaccination Clinic – Mon. to Sat.
BCG, DPT, Polio,Measles,   
Hib titer, Chicken pox, Thphoid,  Hepatitis B.

* 24 hours Emergency Service

  Supportive services
* Ultrasonography
* X-Ray
* Laboratory
* Pharmacy
* Physiotherapy
* Pastoral / Spiritual Care
* Dietary service
* Nutrition Therapy
* Diet Counselling.
* Mechanised Laundry
* Central Sterile Supply
* 24 hours Electricity and water
* Technical Maintenance.
* Waste Management and Incinerator
* Canteen
* Rasoighar- Cooking  facility for the patients’ relatives
* Car Park
* Telephone (STD, ISD booth)
* Security
* Refrigerated Mortuary.

Out reach and community   Services.

Responding to the emerging health needs of the community is an integral part of the hospital’s mission. Preventive medical/ social / awareness programs are conducted in an ongoing way to enable a participation of the community. The community health and development services provide basic health needs to the marginalized sections of our society e.g. maternal and child health, Ante-natal care, immunization and medical care through our Urban and Rral Health Centers. Other programs include School Health, Non-Formal Education, School HIV/ AIDS Awareness, Self Help Groups, Girl Child Literacy Program.

We cooperate with Government and other institutions for  programs – T.B. (DOT), Leprosy (MDT), VCTC for HIV/AIDS, TBA ( Dai) training. We work with PLWHAs (People living with HIV/AIDS) through Projects funded by CRS and TIDES Foundation.

We networked with similar hospitals/organizations through Catholic Health Association of India, Christian Medical Association of India and Bihar Voluntary Health Association. In our humble endeavor we need your whole hearted cooperation at all times.  You are most welcome to support us with your service and financial help to reach out to more and more vulnerable people in the community.


Our Educational and Training Programs aim at developing persons who will be responsive to the situation in India. We do this by helping our students become integrated persons equipped with knowledge and skills necessary for meeting the health needs of our people.

 Residency program. The hospital is recognized by the Medical Council of India. The junior medical staff is made up of  Interns, Junior  Residents  and Senior Resident.

 DNB Training programme of the National Board Examinations, Delhi has been introduced since    2003 in the  departments of Paediatrics, and General Medicine. 

 Nursing School. A 3½  Diploma course in General Nursing & Midwifery and two-year course in Auxiliary Nurse Midwife,  recognized by the Indian Nursing Council is conducted The candidates are admitted after an entrance test and interview.

 Laboratory School. A two year diploma course in medical laboratory technology is conducted.

 Home Nurse Training.  A three month program equipping the candidate for home based care of the sick is conducted.

For more details contact :-

 Tel.     : 0612 2262156 (Administration)

 Fax     :  0612 2268374

 Email   : khfhosp2@sancharnet.in

General Enquiries  &  Emergency  : 0612   2262516 

              0612 2262540 / 2264117

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